Pronunciation can be difficult, especially when it comes to the names of different traditional foods around the world.


Have a look at some of the foods we mispronounce the most…

Acai (a-sah-ee)

Acai is a small, dark purple fruit native to the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. It is known for its rich antioxidant content and is often consumed as a frozen pulp or in smoothie bowls due to its refreshing and nutritious properties.

Aïoli (ay-OH-lee)

Aïoli is a traditional Mediterranean sauce made by emulsifying garlic, olive oil, and egg yolks. It has a creamy texture and a distinct garlic flavor, often served as a condiment or dip for various dishes, such as seafood, vegetables, or bread.

Bruschetta (broo-SKEH-tah)

Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer consisting of toasted bread slices that are typically rubbed with garlic, topped with fresh ingredients such as diced tomatoes, basil, mozzarella, and drizzled with olive oil, creating a delicious combination of flavors and textures.

Chipotle (chi-poht-lay)

Chipotle is a popular ingredient in Mexican cooking, obtained by smoking and drying ripe jalapeño peppers. It adds a distinctive smoky and spicy flavor to dishes, making it a versatile and flavorful addition to salsas, marinades, and other Mexican-inspired recipes.

Gnocchi (NYOH-kee)

Gnocchi are small, soft dumplings made from potatoes, flour, and sometimes eggs, resulting in a dense yet delicate texture. They are typically boiled and served with various sauces, such as tomato or pesto.

Gyro (YEER-oh)

A gyro is a Greek dish consisting of thinly sliced, seasoned meat (often lamb, beef, or chicken) that is typically served in a pita bread with various toppings and a yogurt-based sauce, such as tzatziki. It is a popular street food known for its savory flavours.

Jicama (Hee-kah-ma)

Jicama is a root vegetable with a crisp and crunchy texture, similar to that of an apple or water chestnut. It has a mild, slightly sweet flavor and is often enjoyed raw in salads, slaws, or as a refreshing snack.

Vichyssoise (vee-she-swaaz)

Vichyssoise is a classic French cold soup made from puréed leeks, potatoes, cream, and chicken or vegetable broth. It is typically served chilled and garnished with fresh herbs, offering a creamy and refreshing flavor.

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